18th Annual Lingenfelter Performance
Blue Suede Cruise
Words by Bill Kloss
Photos by Joe Secka, Bill Kloss, Angela Hollen
The 2019 Lingenfelter Blue Suede Cruise is in the books as another great event at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio. A huge car show with well over 1500 cruisers was part of the weekend as well as some great nostalgia drag racing. The car show attendees were allowed to do “fun runs” down the quarter mile. There was a Manufacturer’s Midway and a “Women’s World” pavilion for all the ladies in attendance.
The Nostalgia Drag Racing League held their NDRL Summer Jam event here during this weekend as well as the Gasser Magazine Appreciation Race which included the Geezer Gasser group.
Saturday festivities include live music and the Bader family signature fireworks show. This is always a great event and gets better every year. Be sure to put this one on your “go to” list!
Don Moyer held the Gasser Magazine Appreciation Race at the Blue Suede Cruise. Class winners were Kirk Dupre in Nostalgia Gas/A over Ed Beaumont, Bob Ramella in Nostalgia Gas/B over Chuck Lipka and Larry Cousino defeated Billy Bregltzer in Nostalgia Gas/C. In Nostalgia Gas/D it was Neal Hangbrake besting Kim Brush. Troy Vanstone was the winner over DJ Kletcho in Nostalgia Gas/E, Charlie Long bested Jerry Barnes in Nostalgia Gas/F and in Nostalgia Gas/G it was Freddy Wilkerson defeating Ken Sherwood II.
Don Moyer's daughter proves drag racing is a family affair as she lines him up for the start.
The overall Nostalgia Gas champion was Wayne Stein in the Haymaker Willys pick up over Kirk Dupre and in the Gasser Magazine Runoff, Elizabeth Hagen out drove Wayne Stein.
In the Nostalgia Drag Racing League Summer Jam at Summit Motorsports Park, winners were Ken Ferber with a 10.84 over David Remus’ 10.68. Pro Gas saw Bob Mitchell defeat Mike Cutler, Nick Melone bested Todd Kapp in Pro Comp. The Pro 7.50 winner was Bo Boles cruising past Pat Mulloy and Dana Glick grabbed the win over Michael Sexton in Pro 7.0.
Leslie Able Bradshaw gets husband Jarrod Bradshaw lined up properly in his tracks.
The "Pure Attitude" Willys boils the hides. - Steve Walzcak in the SS3 altered.
Hayden Proffit, Jr put on a great display of noise and fire for the folks in the stands.
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